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Surrey fire cover plan timescale is extended

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  • April 3, 2011
More time will be spent going through the public response to the proposed changes to the fire service in Surrey, the county council has announced. Surrey Fire and Rescue Authority's draft plan reduces night cover but provides more engines during the ...

'Reckless' arson attack on promenade toilet block

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  • April 3, 2011
An investigation is under way into a "reckless" arson attack on a toilet block on Peel Promenade, Isle of Man Police have said. Vandals entered the toilet at the back of the bowling green cafe on Saturday night and set fire to a plastic bin. The resu...

Phone lines damaged by Preston lightning strike

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  • April 3, 2011
A telegraph pole was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Preston. The strike hit a pole on Castle Fold, Penwortham, damaging the internal phone sockets of three houses on the small road off Leyland Road. It happened as the area was hit by he...

Hampshire pub evacuated after car crashes into it

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  • April 3, 2011
A pub in Hampshire had to be evacuated after a car crashed into it. The blue coloured BMW crashed into the Mermaid in New Road, Portsmouth, on Saturday afternoon. The driver, a man aged in his 30s, and the front seat passenger, a woman in her 20s, ar...

Ambulance crew in South Yorkshire win bravery awards

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  • April 3, 2011
Two ambulance staff working in South Yorkshire have been given bravery awards after rescuing the occupants of a burning car. Paramedic Pete Cownley and emergency medical technician Richard Mitchell from Wath Ambulance Station were nominated for the a...

Hartlepool allotment owners warned over illegal fires

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  • April 3, 2011
Allotment holders in Hartlepool are being warned they could lose their plots if they burn garden waste. Cleveland Fire Brigade said the fires were a drain on resources and its officers had to tackle seven blazes which got out of control last year. Ha...

Crews' anger over hoax fire calls in Scunthorpe

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  • April 3, 2011
Fire crews have been called to flats in a North Lincolnshire town more than a dozen times this year by either malicious callers or broken alarms. Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue have attended the Trent View Flats 13 times in recent weeks with t...

Coach and lorry damaged in fire near Beaworthy

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  • April 3, 2011
A fire involving a coach and lorry with a container has been extinguished after it broke out in north Devon. Firefighters were called to Stowford, near Halwill, Beaworthy, at about 1700 BST on Saturday. Crews were sent out from Holsworthy and Hatherl...

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